Stockdale Lab In the Division of Oncology

Frank E. Stockdale, M.D.Frank E. Stockdale, M.D., Ph.D.

FRANK E. STOCKDALE, M.D., Ph.D., Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor of Medicine Emeritus (active) and Professor of Biological Sciences, and former Josephine Knotts Knowles Professorship in Human Biology (1990-1996) is an internationally known cell and developmental biologist as well as a renowned cancer specialist. He has clinical teaching and cancer patient care commitments at Stanford Medical Center and Stanford Cancer Center where, as a member of the faculty of the School of Medicine, he founded and directed the Combined Modalities Breast Cancer Program. His practice is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. In particular, he provides consultation and treatment at the time of diagnosis and prior to surgical intervention for breast cancer; to locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer; or breast cancer at recurrence.

Born in California, Dr. Stockdale did his undergraduate work at Yale University and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Stanford, he was at Case Western Reserve University and the National Institutes of Health. The focus of Dr. Stockdale's research is on understanding the cellular, biochemical, and molecular genetic mechanisms for regulation of diversification of cells during development. His recent research deals with the cellular and molecular mechanisms that specify the fates of diverse cell types in development. His research provides insights into the formation and growth of tissues and contributes to our understanding of the genetic and developmental bases of normal and abnormal forms of growth. He carries out a number of clinical investigations in the management of breast cancer that are conducted at the national level. A former Guggenheim fellow, Dr. Stockdale serves on a number of advisory bodies for scientific societies and governmental agencies.

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